24 Mar RELEASE: DC Attorney General Karl Racine Endorses Brooke Pinto For DC Council
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 21, 2020
DC Attorney General Karl Racine Endorses Brooke Pinto for DC Council
Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, DC Attorney General Karl Racine announced his endorsement of Brooke Pinto in her run for the Ward 2 seat of the DC Council. Brooke is running in the primary election on June 2 and the special election on June 16.
Brooke previously served as the Assistant Attorney General for Policy and Legislative Affairs at the DC Office of the Attorney General, where she worked on legislation to protect children, the LGBQQIA+ community, and DC’s most vulnerable residents. Brooke is running to protect small businesses, reduce crime, increase oversight and collaboration among District agencies, and to improve service delivery for D.C. residents.
“After she graduated from Georgetown Law School, we recruited Brooke to join our prestigious Ruff Fellowship program. Brooke was so impressive that she was quickly promoted to the Policy and Legislative Affairs Section. I directly supervised her work, and she quickly mastered the legislative process. Brooke’s work covered many issues, including campaign finance reform, civil rights, and wage theft protection for workers,” said Racine. “Brooke is a prodigious worker and possesses the rare talent of listening, an essential skill that excellent legislators must have to understand and balance competing interests. Brooke’s character and integrity are beyond reproach, which will be a welcome breath of fresh air for Ward 2.”
“I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to work closely with such an honest, thoughtful, and innovative leader of our city,” said Pinto. “General Racine’s work to advance criminal justice reform, fight for workers’ rights, and hold the government and private industry accountable have been deeply inspiring to me as I continue my career in public service. I have witnessed General Racine’s uncompromising commitment to justice and I look forward to bringing his example of moral leadership to the Ward 2 Council seat.”
Attorney General Racine has served as the District’s first elected Attorney General since first being elected in 2014. As Attorney General, Racine has led the way on juvenile justice reform, cracked down on slumlords, and established an Office of Consumer Protection that has
returned millions of dollars to District residents who were harmed by predatory lenders and scammers. In March 2020, he announced he will seek a third term as Attorney General in 2022.